SUBFAMILY AGARISTINAE
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Sarbanissa transiens Walker  
Eusemia transiens Walker, 1855, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 7:1588.
Sarbanissa transiens Walker; Holloway, 1976: 6; Kiriakoff, 1977: 166.


Sarbanissa transiens


Diagnosis.
This is very similar in facies to the next species but generally has a narrower postmedial white bar to the forewing. The hindwing black border is slightly narrower and more regular in sundana. The most reliable feature is in the male genitalia where the uncus is relatively 1.25 times longer in sundana, with the valves longer and narrower, the harpe less curved, apically broader, and the row of coronal setae five or six times as long as in transiens.

Geographical range.
N.E. Himalaya to Sundaland.

Habitat preference.
Records are from forested localities from the lowlands to 1500m.

Biology.
The species comes to light at night but has also been taken by day.

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